Determination of melatonin in wine and plant extracts by capillary electrochromatography with immobilized carboxylic multi-walled carbon nanotubes as stationary phase

The results indicated high electrochromatographic resolution, good capillary efficiencies and improved sensitivity respect to those obtained with conventional capillaries

Patricia W. Stege; Lorena L. Sombra; Germán Messina; Luis D. Martinez; María F. Silva

2010

Scholarcy highlights

  • The finding of melatonin, the often called “hormone of darkness” in plants opens an interesting perspective associated to the plethora of health benefits related to the moderate consumption of red wine
  • The results indicated high electrochromatographic resolution, good capillary efficiencies and improved sensitivity respect to those obtained with conventional capillaries
  • The method was successfully applied to the determination of melatonin in red and white wine, grape skin and plant extracts of Salvia officinalis L

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